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PROGRAM UPDATE: Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are no longer available for this program.

The Vancouver School Board partners with the Piping Industry College of BC to offer the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Plumbing program.

Program Details      

This program is taught at the Piping Industry College of BC, on Annacis Island and runs from mid-June to August. 

The School Board will cover the cost of tuition. However, students are responsible for purchasing their own learning resources and providing a refundable deposit.

Please note that students must be in grades 10 or 11 to apply for Youth Train in Trades programs. Grade 12 students may apply for Youth Train in Trades only if they can complete their program before they finish grade 12. 

For more details on program dates, students should contact their counsellors, or email

Course Contents    

Students will apply their knowledge through hands-on learning experience and will study safe work practices, math, science, and an introduction to water pipe and drainage systems. Refer to the PIC website for more details.


Contact for further details

Mark Reid

Learn More

Discover more about this trade on the ITA Find My Trade Plumber  overview.

Student Success Story

His own truck, a down payment on a condo and a promising career in plumbing - just two years out of high school. Read more

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